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    M50 Water Resources Planning, Third Edition

    This comprehensive, how-to manual and guide demonstrates how to produce a long term Integrated Resource Plan for a water utility. It helps water resources planners develop and implement a comprehensive work plan that responds to technical and institutional questions that must be addressed before deciding how to develop new water supplies.The third ...

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    M19 Emergency Planning for Water and Wastewater Utilities, Fifth Edition

    Disruptions in water quality and delivery can result from emergencies such as natural disasters, accidents, or intentional acts. Regardless of their size and location, utilities should prepare for emergencies before they occur and be able to quickly restore water services.This manual presents an all-hazards approach for principles, practices, and ...

  • Bayesian Likelihood Methods in Ecology and Biology

    Through an integrated and comparative approach, Bayesian Likelihood Methods in Ecology and Biology provides a clear guide to the development, application, and interpretation of Bayesian statistical methods to real-world scientific problems in ecology and biology. The book presents an overview of likelihood-based statistical models and offers a ...

  • Environmental and Ecological Statistics with R

    Based on two courses taught by the author at Duke University, this textbook provides an introduction to statistical modeling and data analysis for environmental and ecological problems. The author emphasizes practical problem solving through real examples and uses the R software throughout to show how the methods can be implemented. There are ...

  • Land Reform 2009/1. Land settlement and cooperatives - Réforme Agraire 2009/1. Colonisation et coopératives agricoles - Reforma Agraria 2009/1. Coloni

    Land Reform. Réforme agraire. Reforma agrariaThe articles in this issue deal with state and public sector land management, and consist of case studies from various geographical settings. - Les articles de ce numéro traitent de la gestion des terres domaniales et publiques, et presentent des études de cas provenant de divers contextes ...

  • The Evolution of Water Resource Planning and Decision Making

    This broad review of the development of US water resource policy analysis and practice offers perspectives from several disciplines: law, economics, engineering, ecology and political science. While the historical context provided goes back to the early 19th century, the book concentrates on the past 60 years and features a discussion of the ...

  • NEPA and Environmental Planning: Tools, Techniques, and Approaches for Practitioners

    “… the most comprehensive book on NEPA and impact assessment to date….provides practical guidance for navigating the complexities of NEPA, environmental planning, readers are provided with a single guide describing modern tools, techniques, and approaches for streamlining project implementation.” Dr. Lynton K. Caldwell, “The Father of NEPA” ...

  • Weston & Sampson Essential news

    Weston & Sampson has changed the name of its newsletter from Inspector to EssentialNews. The new name and look are part of our new corporate identity program.  Although we are not adverse to promoting our company, Weston & Sampson feels its newsletter should primarily address the needs of our clients. Our purpose is displayed on every Issue …to ...

  • Standardizing land cover mapping for tsetse and trypanosomiasis decision making (En)

    Series: PAAT Technical and Scientific SeriesThe habitat of tsetse fly depends upon climatic conditions, host availability and land cover characteristics. In this paper, the Land Cover Classification System, developed by FAO and UNEP, is proposed as a tool for harmonizing cover mapping to support tsetse and trypanosomiasis intervention, research ...

  • Sustainable Land Management: Strategies to Cope with the Marginalisation of Agriculture

    In large parts of the world, the reduction in the viability of agriculture and rural areas is an escalating problem. Sustainable Land Management offers a contemporary overview of the strategies employed to cope with the marginalisation of agriculture, through analyses of case studies and regional trends in marginalisation.  The authors argue that ...

  • Lasting Landscapes: Reflections on the Role of Conservation Science in Land Use Planning Report

    Land use and development decisions made at the local, county, and state levels have a significant and cumulative effect on the conservation of native species diversity. Through their planning and local regulatory powers, land use planners and local elected officials have the ability to influence the types, extent, and arrangement of land uses ...

  • The SmartCode Solution to Sprawl

    The SmartCode Solution to Sprawl,a practical guide to the implementation of the comprehensive zoning tool designed by a diverse group of land planners, designers, attorneys, developers and concerned citizens, explains how the SmartCode works and how to customize it for local ...

  • Good governance in land tenure and administration (En)

    Series: FAO Land Tenure StudiesThis guide is written for people who work in land administration and all those with an interest in land, land tenure and their governance. Good governance can help achieve economic development and the reduction of poverty. Land issues cut across society, and a well-governed land administration system can strengthen ...

  • Design for Sustainability : A Practical Approach for Developing Economies

    Design for Sustainability (D4S), improving products while taking environmental and social concerns as key strategic elements into consideration, is one of the most useful innovation approaches available to enterprises today.This publication describes what D4S is and what might motivate companies to adopt it. The backbone of the publication is ...

  • Fair deals for watershed services in Indonesia

    Indonesia, like many countries, faces growing problems with water. Concerns include floods, low dry-season flows, sedimentation, contamination from run-off, and rising demand among competing end-users.Concerned suppliers and users of water at various localities around Indonesia are now experimenting with new approaches for managing watersheds. One ...

  • Dams and Development Relevant Practices for Improved Decision Making

    This is a compilation of relevant practices of dealing with environmental and social issues during the planning, design and management of dams. It is designed as an informative learning tool for decision-makers and technical practitioners. The Compendium covers 9 topics selected by the multistakeholder Dams and Development Forum. It discusses the ...

  • Land Use Planning

    This an authoritative collection of papers that are generally regarded as landmarks in the history of land use planning in the western world. A wide variety of leading articles have been selected for this comprehensive volume, which covers topics such as: urban form and urban dynamics; urban development and methods of urban analysis; land use ...

  • The Future of Arid Lands - Revisited

    The Future of Arid Lands - Revisited, reexamines the earlier work of 1956. Written by researchers from the University of Arizona, this volume first looks at the state of science in 1956 and attendant contemporary views of arid lands development. It then considers how scientific understanding of the processes governing arid lands has since evolved, ...

  • The Nile Hydroclimatology: Impact of the Sudd Wetland

    Hydroclimatology has emerged as a new discipline in line with increasing awareness of the connected nature of land-surface-atmosphere processes. Changes in landuse affect the atmospheric moisture conditions, not only locally but also at a continental scale. Similarly, climate change influences river basin hydrology and water resources. A good ...

  • Land Tenure and Resource Access in Africa

    This CD Rom includes the following titles: Governance and Land Relations. A Review of Decentralisation of Land Administration and Management in Africa by Liz Alden Wily Land Tenure and Administration in Africa: Lessons of Experience and Emerging Issues Lorenzo Cotula, Camilla Toulmin, Ced Hesse Making Land Rights More Secure: International ...

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